February 04, 2012
Mark Zuckerberg is the most powerful person on Earth
World domination at 27?
Cast Iron Tape Dispenser
Official tape dispenser of Heavy-G.
But I digress.
6.25"L x 2"D x 3.5"H.
White text: $88.
Black text: $88.
In either case, "tape not included."
Though I must say that if I were selling this, I'd certainly include a roll of tape.
Which may be why I'm an anesthesiologist instead of a marketer.
Vintage Radio iPhone app
34,000 shows from the early days of radio.
I think I'll listen to this app
the next time I drive up to Pennsylvania (early May for the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon).
Fork Knife Chopsticks
I like the colors.
From the website:
Nimble, transforming utensils.
This knife and fork set made from reusable dishwasher-safe plastic comes with a handy rubberized grip — the utensils interlock to become a pair of easy-to-use, spring-loaded chopsticks.
Made in Spain.
CliffsNotes does Shakespeare — on video
Short item — by Katherine Schulten in last Sunday's New York Times Education Life section — shorter: "If reading CliffsNotes 'Hamlet' seems to be a pokey, 20th-century way to speed-comprehend Shakespeare, never fear. Now there's a six-minute cartoon version, complete with a talking Yorick's skull. Think of it as CliffsNotes for CliffsNotes."
"CliffsNotes Films has released videos of six often-taught Shakespeare plays, from 'Macbeth' to 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' co-produced by Mark Burnett ('Survivor,' 'Celebrity Apprentice')."
"The goal, says Karen Cahn, general manager of branded experiences at AOL, a CliffsNotes partner, is to create 'edutainment' that inspires young people to read the original. Students have used the familiar black-and-yellow Cliffs Notes to supplement — or avoid — the reading of great literature since 1958. CliffsNotes Films has animated the stories and translated Elizabethan English into contemporary slang. Romeo is 'a total emo' and Julius Caesar dismisses warnings about the Ides of March with a 'whatevs.'"
Diptyque Santal (Sandalwood) Candle
It arrived yesterday and sits not eight inches from my Air, producing the most sublime, subtle scent.
And I haven't yet lit it.
"This candle will burn for approximately 60 hours."
Bonus: the box and integrated cardboard protector give you a second room's worth of scent.
I put those on either side of my bed: very nice.
Me and my widgets
I was curious so I took a picture of my widgets: above, what's on my 27" iMac; below, what the screen looks like on my 13" Air.
I have the same six widgets on each, but with different arrangements; why that is I have no idea.
The clocks are on Tokyo time so I can follow the Nikkei average from opening to close.
That's a holdover from my longtime love affair with Japan, where I spent my junior year of college before returning to UCLA.
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Hint: smaller than a bread box.
Another: not flat; it has three dimensions.